Redeemer of Souls Tour 2015 with Texas Hippie Coalition
There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest has during their nearly 40 year career. On May 14, Judas Priest will bring the ‘Redeemer of Souls Tour’ to Cedar Park Center in support of their 17th studio album. Judas Priest will be joined by Texas Hippie Coalition.
Their presence and influence remains at an all-time high as evidenced by 2008's 'Nostradamus' being the highest charting album of their career, a 2010 Grammy Award win for 'Best Metal Performance', being a VH1 Rock Honors recipient, and playing to capacity crowds throughout 2011 and 2012 on their Epitaph Tour.
Judas Priest originally formed in the early '70s in Birmingham, England (an area that many feel birthed heavy metal). Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing and Ian Hill would be the nucleus of musicians (along with several different drummers over the years) that would go on to change the face of heavy metal.
Priest was also one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world. It could be said that Priest simply owned the '80s as they were second to none as far as pure metal goes, releasing such all-time classic albums as 1980's 'British Steel', 1981's 'Point of Entry', 1982's 'Screaming for Vengeance', and 1984's 'Defenders of the Faith'.
- Thu, May 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM